Enkisuma is a not for profit organisation which exists to support the education of children in rural Maasailand. We aim to raise funds and awareness of the challenges faced by families in providing good quality education for their children. Our work is wholly Christian, based on the teachings of the Bible.
2017 has been an exciting year for Enkisuma Maasai Project. We've started our 3 monthly worming programme and provided toilets and a large water tank for the school at Mosiro. We start 2018 with great plans. Of course we will be continuing to support our teacher Rhodah as well as continuing with the worming programme. Our plan is to provide another water tank for the community at Oltalet Ogol (Strong tower) church where John Tino is Pastor. We also intend to service and maintain the Posho mill run by the widows. To help our girls stay in education, we want to provide them with sanitary protection. Usually girls have to stay at home during their periods because there is a huge stigma surrounding this and they are unable to keep themselves clean.
This is Grace Keshine preaching at Oltalet Ogol (Strong tower) church where John Tino is Pastor. She was encouraging the women to learn basic Literacy and number skills. The women are really motivated to do this and have come up with a plan. On Grace’s advice, Mercy Tino and Ezekiel Nkalo will provide basic literacy and Numeracy skills for women on a 2 month program with 1 month rest between. They are asking for 7000KSH (£12 each a month) for each block to cover expenses and materials. Mercy is John’s wife and is due to have her 3rd child any day but like all Maasai women, it won’t slow her down! I’m really excited about this venture.
The above pictures show the children of Mosiro receiving their worming medicine. Thanks to your support and the money raised at the quiz night, we'll be able to provide this medicine every three months.
If you've seen the children on our Sponsor a child page, you'll know that two siblings, Parsoilal Puruo and Santai (pictured above), have a debilitating skin condition known as Ichthyosis. This means that their skin cells reproduce faster and shed slower than normal resulting in dry, scaly skin and the potential of eye problems. Their Mum now has a third child with the condition. Treatment is simple, emollient creams such as E45, but unobtainable in the bush. The family are also very poor and have no access to clean water which makes infection inevitable. Can we help by supporting this family with creams. Already, because of your support, the two older children are able to go to Mosiro Primary, so huge thanks for that. Let's show them some love. Head to the donate button to give a pound or two.